Are your chargers water and dust proof? What is an IP Rating?

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All Delta-Q chargers as of this writing are rated IP66. This is fully dust proof and resistant to heavy water jets. Is similar to NEMA 4, but the chargers are not rated to NEMA standards.


The IP (Ingress Protection) rating is an international standard for measuring a device's levels of protection against dust and water. The first digit in the two-digit IP code indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including dust. The second digit indicates to what degree the device is protected from water.


Resistance to solid objects and dust


IP0X. No special protection.


IP1X. Protected against solid objects > 50 mm in diameter.


IP2X. Protected against solid objects > 12.5 mm in diameter.


IP3X. Protected against solid objects > 2.5 mm in diameter.


IP4X. Protected against solid objects > 1 mm in diameter.


IP5X. Protected against dust; limited ingress (no harmful deposit.


IP6X. Dust tight.


Resistance to water


IPX0. No special protection.


IPX1. Protected against dripping water.


IPX2. Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees from normal position.


IPX3. Protected against spraying water.


IPX4. Protected against splashing water.


IPX5. Protected against low-pressure water jet spray for at least 3 minutes.


IPX6. Protected against heavy jet spray for at least 3 minutes.


IPX7. Protected against the effects of immersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.


IPX8. Protected against the effects of continued immersion in water at depths greater than 1 meter. The exact conditions are specified for each device by the manufacturer.



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